Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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Introductory E-Training Course

RSTP offers an online training course called Introduction to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program two to three times a year. The 10-week course provides basic information on sponsoring overseas refugees to Canada. It is intended for people in Canada who are interested in learning about and getting involved in the private sponsorship of refugees. The objective of this training is to offer a flexible way of learning about private refugee sponsorship issues and to reach out to new and potential sponsors in remote and rural areas of Canada.

The e-training course is divided into eight parts which cover the following topics:

  1. Global Overview of Forced Migration
  2. Canada’s immigration Programs
  3. Who may be sponsored? Eligibility and Admissibility
  4. The Private Sponsorship Process – An Overview
  5. Who can Sponsor? The Application Process
  6. Settlement Planning
  7. Overseas Processing and Post-Arrival
  8. Resettlement of Refugees with Special Needs

Each part (module) includes a discussion question, additional learning resources and multiple-choice quiz. At the end of this 10-week-long program, students will complete a final written test and receive a certificate upon successful completion of the requirements of the course.


Registration is now open for The Introduction to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program Fall 2020. This online course will begin on 14 September 2020.
Please note that 
registration is limited and enrollment will close on Friday Sept 11th @ 11:59pm.

For those who were/are unable to enroll for the Fall 2020 registration period, you may email to request to be added to a waiting list and will receive priority notification to register for the next IET101 course when it becomes available.